Stockport Homes Provides an Inclusive Experience Online
As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day Stockport Homes is delighted to announce that it has made an investment into further enhancing the inclusive online experience to enable website visitors to access online content and services barrier-free.
As part of SHG’s Equality diversity and inclusion strategy, website visitors are now able to access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customise their digital experience through Recite Me assistive technology.
Being able to offer an inclusive experience is essential to support over 20% of Stockport’s population who may encounter barriers when exploring the Stockport Homes website due to having a disability, learning difficulty, visually impartment or if they speak English as a second language.
The Recite Me assistive toolbar on the Stockport Homes website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 35 texts to speech and styling options.
Jenny Osbourne, Chair of Stockport Homes Group’s Board commented, “At Stockport Homes accessibility is extremely important to us. We are committed to ensuring all customers can access information and services in a way that best meets their individual needs. Adding the Recite Me accessibility panel on our website ensures the content on the Stockport Homes website is accessible to all our customers.”
The internet can be an incredibly intimidating place for those with access barriers, and those lacking the tools they need to adequately understand or communicate are at a significant disadvantage.
Ross Linnett Recite Me’s Founder and CEO commented, “It is important to provide an inclusive online experience, where everyone can use our digital world in a way in which best suits their needs. As more organisations provide accessibility tools online, those who face online barriers can access information and services hassle-free. The digital world must be accessible for all.”
To explore our accessibility support tool, visit the Stockport Homes website at www.stockporthomes.org and click on the ‘Accessibility’ link in the top menu bar.